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Kamen Rider Producer Tohru Hirayama Passes Away
posted on 2013-08-01 07:08 EDT
Former Toei producer Tohru Hirayama passed away on Wednesday due to heart failure. He was 84 years old.
A private funeral service for close relatives will be held in the next few days. The chief mourner will be Mitsuru, his eldest son.
Hirayama entered Toei in 1954. in 1971, he took the seat of producer on the popular live-action hero program Kamen Rider, and was also the original creator for the television show Kamen Rider Stronger. He produced many of the Kamen Rider TV shows and films during the '70s and '80s.